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By Diana Manos 10:57 am September 09, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has fully certified the Massachusetts’ Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS). The accreditation ensures the state will receive maximum federal funding for the system’s implementation and ongoing operation.
By Mike Miliard 10:56 am September 09, 2011
The National Priorities Partnership has submitted a report to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, offering input on goals and measures for each of the six National Quality Strategy priorities and stressing the importance of data collection, measurement and reporting.
By Molly Merrill 10:51 am September 09, 2011
The American Medical Association and 81 physician organizations submitted comments Aug. 9 on the proposed rule on Medicare data for performance measurement, requesting that CMS ensure physicians have the opportunity to review their data for accuracy and to appeal any errors before information is made public.
By Michelle McNickle 10:47 am September 09, 2011
CPOE has momentum in the Meaningful Use era, but implementation remains slow and difficult. Learn the Leapfrog Group's six secrets to CPOE success.
By Eric Wicklund 10:46 am September 09, 2011
A recent report from insurance giant UnitedHealth concludes that rural Americans face an increasing need for quality healthcare at a time when access is proving difficult – and it points to telehealth as a possible solution.
By Chris Witt 10:43 am September 09, 2011
If you are involved in healthcare IT, you know all about HIPAA and the responsibility it puts on the organization to protect patient information. In the early days of HIPAA regulations, there were only general guidelines and required outcomes to help direct IT departments in reaching compliance. The fact that most organizations maintained a “...
By Bernie Monegain 10:35 am September 09, 2011
The Board of Directors of the American Health Information Management Association has appointed Lynne Thomas Gordon as its new CEO. She will assume the post on Sept. 29, days before the launch of the organization's annual conference, which begins Oct. 2 in Salt Lake City.
By Ron Selewach 10:32 am September 09, 2011
Healthcare organizations are immersed in implementing IT systems to meet requirements under provisions of the HITECH Act. However, one thing they may not be anticipating is the surge in the number of healthcare information technology jobs they will need to fill once these systems are in place. In fact, healthcare information technology tops the...
By Eric Wicklund 09:22 am September 09, 2011
MedeFile International has signed an agreement with ConnectCare3 to offer its Internet-enabled PHR to people who suffer from serious or chronic illnesses, giving them a central collection point for all of their medical records and data.
By Molly Merrill 09:18 am September 09, 2011
The DoD-VA virtual lifetime electronic record is on track to implement health information exchange at 11 centers, and to partner with DoD, private healthcare entities by this fall.

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